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Author Topic: Losing my mind and Social life cause of this..please help  (Read 1885 times)

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Offline Saldude12

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Losing my mind and Social life cause of this..please help
« on: January 22, 2008, 08:39:29 PM »
I had sex with this girl that i met up at school.It went just like this:
Deep kissing ( i had a canker sore in my mouth)
Unprotected Oral sex for less than 10 sec
Protected sex for like 10 min but i touched my penis after taking condom off.
I`m not gonna explain all the symptoms cause of how everyone talks about how we cant assume things because of them even though i am myself :-[....
Well at 23 days after i had sex with her i had a the rapid oral test and also the NYC clinic i went to was giving the Aptima Naat Rna Test cause they told me it can test for acute hiv. they both came back negative but every time new symptoms that i think are happening i start lossing it.

My question is how sensitive is this Aptima test and how accurate is it really at 23 days. Its at the 6 week mark now so im gonna go for another test as soon as i have time but for now can someone please just provide me info on this test and its accuracy at the 23 day mark..


Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Losing my mind and Social life cause of this..please help
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 09:19:21 PM »
Well Sal,

No matter what test you have performed (NAT or ELISA) the results are going to be negative because you were never at risk in the first place.

Protected sex is just that protected. The unprotected oral you refer to is not a risk behaviour in terms of HIV.

Please take the time to read our Welcome Thread and follow the links to our Lessons to learn more about how HIV is and is not transmitted.


Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Losing my mind and Social life cause of this..please help
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 09:44:31 PM »
This is not a complicated situation. It's very good to read you used a condom for intercourse. They provide VERY effective protection against HIV transmission. Use one everytime you have intercourse. No exceptions.

Nothing else you did put you at risk for transmission.

We do recommend that as a general rule it's a good idea for anyone who's sexually active to have a full STD panel done at least annually. Other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV.

This time you have no cause for further concern as far as HIV is concerned.

Andy Velez


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